Toni Servillo; (born August 9, 1959 in Afragola, Province of Naples) is an award-winning Italian television and film actor and director of theater and opera.
Servillo was born in Afragola, Campania, the brother of musician Peppe Servillo. Since the 1960s he has lived in Caserta, also in Campania, with his wife.
His international breakthrough roles came in 2008 as Giulio Andreotti in Il Divo and Roberto's boss, Franco in Gomorrah. Both films were nominated in the Golden Palm awards.
He also directed famous theatrical opera like Il marito disperato by Cimarosa and Fidelio by Beethoven for the San Carlo Opera House in Naples and Boris Godunov by Modest Mussorgsky at the Teatro São Carlos in Lisbon, where in 2003 he also staged Ariadne auf Naxos by Richard Strauss.
In 2013, Servillo was selected as best actor at the 26th European Film Awards for his appearance in Paolo Sorrentino's film The Great Beauty.
- ^ "Winners 2013". European Film Awards. European Film Academy. Retrieved 9 December 2013.